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Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
and only in san francisco, a battle over the right to bare all. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> the group is trying to get the federal court to overturn the ban on public nudity, scheduled to take affect next month. the city wants the case tossed. abc news joins us live from the federal court house with the story. carolyn? >> well, it began with supervisor scott weiner who says his constituents complained two years about a group of naked guys hanging out in the castro neighborhood. he convinced colleagues on the board to enact this ban, taking affect february 1 unless today's legal challenge is successful. anyone who visits the federal building knows it's almost always cold and windy. this time, they're stripping down to protest the stripping away of what they consider a civil liberty. this is like asking a gay person 20, 30 years ago. why is it important to you to be gay? >> george davis is a plaintiff in this lawsuit, asking a judge to step n last month, san francisco supervisors passed a measure prohibiting most displays of public nudity. the attorney says it's a violation of free spee
Jan 18, 2013 1:40am PST
with former church officials, and some of its famous members were also interviewed. here's abc's dan harris. >> you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of unknown uniformed worker bees behind the scenes, the book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith of its founding ron l. hubbard to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more competent, a more intelligent, a more tolerant and compassionate being. we are lucky it have you and thank you very much. >> reporter: but some have accused >> reporter: but some have and miscavige of being physically abusive. debbie cook once ran the flag base in clear water, florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: as part of a now settled court battle with the church, she testified she saw miscavige punch a fellow scientology executive and that while he never hit her, he did order his secretary to do so. you're in a room with her and he tells his secretary to slap you
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am EST
sw retail advisers. >> thanks, dan. >> yes, good to see you. >> still an, but trade ahead on the program, we'll head out to troy for a sneak peek at automobiles. >> and as we has to break, the dow is looking to continue its rally. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." i'm kelly evans. >> and i'm ross westgate. here are your headlines from around the globe. >> u.s. investors look for an encore after the s&p 500 reaches a fresh five-year high as the shanghai composite is up over 3% and foreign investments restrictions will be relaxed. >>> swatch group bought harry winston for $750 million. but u.p.s. walks away from a 5 billion euro deal from tnt. >> and generali unveiled a new major overhaul vowing to boost operating profits by 25%. not too much movement on futures since the last time we checked in
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
, the novelist dan brown, relief is on the way. the da vinci code's author's latest release, simply entitled "inferno" is set to hit book shelves on may 14th. the novel will feature the return of renowned harvard symbologist robert lang dodone,t in italy. >>> a top european court ruled a british woman suffered religious discrimination when british airways told her not to wear a cross over her uniform at work. nadia awada was sent home, then offered another position when she refused to hide her cross. she says it all came down to fairness. >> because why should i be made to feel ashamed for wearing my cross, being told off for exercising what i thought was a civil liberty of manifesting my faith, my faith, by wearing the christian cross and other colleagues around me expressing their faith with wearing hijabs, why so me? >> we should note the court's ruling is not legally binding in britain. but the country is legally obligated to take it into account, they say. >>> president's inauguration starts in five days. along with security and staff, do you know who else is preparing? cell phone provi
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